We noted when the Texans signed safety Chris Clemons that it put safety Danieal Manning’s job in jeopardy, and now Manning’s job is gone.
The Texans released Manning today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Manning, who was due to make $4.5 million this season, had been asked to take a pay cut.
Clemons was the second safety the Texans signed in free agency; they previously signed Kendrick Lewis. They also have D.J. Swearinger and Shiloh Keo on the safety depth chart.
The 31-year-old Manning has played the last three seasons in Houston after playing his first five seasons in Chicago. Last year he started the first six games of the season for the Texans but suffered a season-ending fractured fibula.